After his success in the WSK Champions Cup last week Andrea Kimi Antonelli was putting together another weekend as a protagonist on the Adria track in the first of the four rounds of the WSK Super Master Series.
Despite a difficult start due to a technical problem that meant that he slipped to twentieth place in the first round, on a wet track Saturday Energy Corse’s kart driver from Bologna put together three consecutive wins in as many rounds in the Preliminary Heat and climbed up the ladder to seventh place.
The cold shower came a few metres after the start of the Pre-Final due to an unlucky contact with another kart which forced him to retire early, keeping him out the Final.
“Unfortunately it was a weekend of highs and lows. After an uphill start due to problems with his kart on Friday Andrea Kimi did not lose heart and he dominated the three subsequent rounds under the rain. Sadly, this fantastic job was nullified on Sunday morning during the Pre-Final when he went off the track. In any case we are happy with his weekend because Antonelli made further steps forward in his feeling with Mick Panigada’s new material and he is feeling increasingly at home with the team. We await the appointments at Lonato with trepidation,” commented managers Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti.
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